any REAPER users?

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by beatmachine pro, Jul 24, 2021.

  1. beatmachine pro

    beatmachine pro Inactive

    Jun 13, 2021
    hi ive been using reaper for about 6 yrs and have a very customized build
    i am trying to learn how to use scripts; its a very complicated program
    i also do a lot of mixing trying to keep my skills up

    i was just wondering who else was useing reaper
  2. rufus.K


    Oct 18, 2015
    I use it.
  3. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    I use it sparingly.
  4. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    Reaper is what we use in our studio.
  5. Basslice

    Basslice Supporting Member

    May 11, 2008
    Western Massachusetts
    I've dabbled, but I don't use often (I use another DAW). I understand that Reaper is highly customizable though and that is probably the greatest thing about it.
  6. rufus.K


    Oct 18, 2015
    Its a sweet bit o software
  7. beatmachine pro

    beatmachine pro Inactive

    Jun 13, 2021
    yes you can use custuization to build some very effective workflow
    and custumized menus
    the downside is you pretty much have to do all the work yourself

    i have spend hours trying out different approaches to my build
  8. JeezyMcNuggles

    JeezyMcNuggles Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2018
    Santa Maria, CA
    I suck, but nobody really notices

    6 or 7 years now

    I just use it as it is. It's perfect.
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  9. rudy4444


    Mar 13, 2012
    Central Illinois
    I've used it for several years. The customization process can be complex, so the first thing to do is watch the ENTIRE series of Reaper How To videos by Kenny Gioia, HERE. It's free on Youtube and you'll be much farther along in your endeavor to execute scripts effectivly.
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  10. beatmachine pro

    beatmachine pro Inactive

    Jun 13, 2021
    i really havent seen anything anywhere about the more advanced scripting functions
    especially how to handle code for scripts (importing code)
  11. Crater


    Oct 12, 2011
    Dallas, TX area
    I have used Reaper for both a "band project" and my own home recordings. Even after several years of using it, I'm still learning and discovering things as I go along. I'm now aware of "scripts" in Reaper but I'm aware you can program a function key or button on your MIDI controller to perform a custom function. One guy made a "do over" button that would stop recording, "ctrl-Z" the recording just made, and then return the start point to get ready for another take.

    The Kenny Goia videos are a great resource! One of his videos was extremely helpful in getting a control surface set up.
  12. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Just a few hundred, I imagine. Do a search and you'll find many, many threads about it.
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  13. Liko


    Mar 30, 2007
    DFW Metro
    Right here. Despite the potential for customization to fit your workflow, at its core it's very easy to get started tracking with Reaper; create a track, set the input, hit the big red button on the track, then the big red button in the toolbar. Organization, multiple takes, editing, mixing, even signal flow, all very easy and intuitive. Support for a wide variety of plugins, with a massive variety of very good ones out of the box. All that, for $60 for most users (the ones not making a living off using it).

    REAPER sometimes gets lambasted for its low personal license price by people who say "if it's that cheap it must be garbage". Those guys don't realize that the team behind Reaper are the same guys who wrote WinAmp and sold it to AOL for $80 million (if you don't know what WinAmp and AOL are, ask your parents). The REAPER developer team don't need to make a ton of money off of it, they've been there done that. They write REAPER instead of building space rockets, as something to do to keep from going stir-crazy and building space rockets.
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  14. beatmachine pro

    beatmachine pro Inactive

    Jun 13, 2021
    lol the last thing we need is more rockets,

    justin frink has some interesting ideas about running a business, hes an interesting guy
    he only made 20mil off winamp though.

    the forums are completely dysfunctional though
    they seriously need documentation too

    thats the actual reason more people dont use reaper

    so it mostly rocks
    but if you get stuck in a process your probably stuck
  15. rufus.K


    Oct 18, 2015
    Plus they have (or had) a skatepark and jam space in their HQ.
    Justin and team are awesomesauce
  16. NoiseNinja

    NoiseNinja Experimental-psychedelic-ambient-noise-drone Inactive

    Feb 23, 2011
    I use Reaper, and personally I prefer it to Cubase, which I also got.
  17. nadeau14


    Jun 22, 2021
    I use Reaper. I used to use cool edit pro.
  18. It's also cheap because it doesn't come with a lot of built in sounds, samples, instruments, etc.
  19. rudy4444


    Mar 13, 2012
    Central Illinois
    The "Reaper User Manual" is widely available as a downloadable pdf and answers pretty much any question that a user can think of. What "documentation" is needed other than that?
  20. beatmachine pro

    beatmachine pro Inactive

    Jun 13, 2021
    reaper forums is always coming up with new ideas that nobody documents
    they are about 6 years behind is their development cycle

    *ie the things i have been waiting for for 6 years im still waiting on

    reapers an unknown entity, they have back-end programming beyond reascript,
    python, and things i havent heard of

    they have all these code fragments lying around
    that you cut and paste ,and i dont know how to create a recognizable file to import
    and nobody explains how to do it,..they just post some code

    that sounds dysfunctional to me